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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.

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4.5
MetalNHopHead (1902) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 For starters, I love the delightfully quirky name of Thirsty Trout. Given this was from Dark Horse, I had high expectations this brew. Thirsty Trout met them. Before I get ahead of myself, this porter has a brownish black body and a modest tan head. The aroma offers what you’d expect from an American porter: cocoa nibs, coffee beans, and smoky malts. At the front of the mouth, the flavor of Thirsty Trout reveals much of that chocolaty, roasty character. The finish has some surprises. Thirsty Trout ends on a sweet note with dark fruits, malt, and syrup. It’s a just-right finale to an expertly crafted porter.

4.5
MattOnBass (9) - Newport News, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
One of the best porters around. Great roasted, malty character with hints of dark chocolate and coffee.

4.4
Travlr (24317) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Draft at HopCat. Almost black, brown large bubble head, legs! Aroma of coffee grounds and white pepper. Taste is pine, chocolate, coffee, pepper finish. Wow!

4.4
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in McLean, VA. Pours black with tan highlights. Deep chocolate roast nose with coffee and dark fruits. Med to full body with deep roast, chocolate and caramel notes. Some deep cherry notes and light vanilla. Semi sweet finish with more roast.

4.4
tderoeck (9491) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
31/III/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Struise Beershop (Brugge) @ home - BB: n/a (2016-298)

Clear dark brown to purple beer, big irregular fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very intense, dried fruits, some coffee, prunes, liquorish, overripe banana, calvados, apple skin. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some coffee first, bit sourish, very spicy, liquorish, mocha, little sweet. Aftertaste: bitter hops, banana peel, coffee, some dark chocolate, more coffee, tobacco, quite some vanilla, caramel, soft sweetness, ripe banana. Very complex, lovely beer!

4.3
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Very malty smell. Dark dark black pour with little head. Mmm, nice smokey taste. Easy in the taste puds. Lots if roasty malts. I like it.

4.3
kostasgiotis (124) - GREECE - NOV 5, 2016
Pours a black body with almost no head. Aromas of coffee,malt,chocolate.Tastes coffee,toasted an slight roasted notes,bread,malt,hops.It is slightly bitter and very well balanced with the sweetness.The body is medium to full.An american interpretation of the style and a successful one.

4.2
drpimento (3576) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Goot schtuf! Served at a good temperature with modest head that soon settles to a light cover that lasts forever and good lacing. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, dark ripe fruit, molasses, cocoa. Flavor’s like nose with all the above characteristics amplified plus the integration of sweet, carbonic tang, and bitter. Body is good but carbonation seems a little light. Finish is like flavor, longish, and a touch boozy.

4.2
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Very deep colour, creamy head. Chocolate, toffee, figs, nutty. Very creamy and beautiful palate. Nice bitter ending. Very well made and enjoyable and distinctly a porter. Great example! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

4.2
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Strong malty aroma maybe a hint of licorice, pitch black body no head, rich and smooth with raisins, chocolate and licorice no hint of alcohol. better than i was expecting!


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